Learn How to Hustle

Hustle

I just had a long conversation with an inspiring person that I will call “Bill” in this post. He has a great story and is doing some amazing things in his career. The word I would use to describe Bill’s career would be “hustle”. I have always been impressed by people who do the kind…

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Raising Entrepreneurs

I reconnected with some dear friends this week via email. They were my neighbors, just down the street in my home town of Sunrise, MN. It was so nice to catch up with them and be reminded of things from a long time ago. I began thinking of how our families were different in one…

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Live Your Legacy

Over Thanksgiving weekend I had the opportunity to visit the property where my Grandpa and Grandma Rockensock lived in Northern Minnesota. I had such a good time showing my family some of the landmarks that I remember and sharing the stories that came with them. My grandparent’s home is no longer there. A fire took…

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When a Promotion is Not a Good Thing

One of the best employees I ever hired was a retired Army Master Sergeant. I needed a supervisor and his experience and work history was perfect. The second reason I hired him was so that he could, one day, be my replacement. It’s a good goal to have depth in your employee pool, and this…

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Making College Affordable?

In an effort to make college affordable, we have actually driven the cost up in the last 30 years. That is the conclusion of Bill Bennett in his recent book, “Is College Worth It?” Here is the basic idea. Our government makes financial aid available to students. Colleges and universities recognize that the money is…

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Four Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Today, after lunch, I will be speaking to an Intro to Business class at our local High School. I love every opportunity I get to speak to teens. It’s a chance to encourage and inspire young adults to make good decisions about their career and future. So today I will be talking about four reasons…

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You May be Worth More than You Realize!

I know a stay at home mom who recently went back to work part time. She had a few hours to spare and the extra money was going to be a big help to her family. Through the process of getting hired and trained, she learned a few things about the current job market. The…

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More Than One Way to Get an Education

Is there more than one way to get an education? Can you gain marketable skills without going to college or even trade school? In my opinion, the answer is a clear, “Yes”! The one requirement that you need to make this happen is that you must value learning. Here is a good example. This week…

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The #1 Reason to Avoid College Debt

Freedom. It’s the #1 reason to avoid College Debt. And it’s a very good reason. When you are 18 years old it’s hard to see beyond the next big challenge in your path. After all, a four-year degree is the only path to success, right? Most college bound teens are willing to pay any price…

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Do You See Problems or Opportunities?

On a flight to a foreign country, two shoe salesman learned some important information. The people in the land they were headed to, did not wear shoes. One salesman said “I am booking the earliest flight home. These people don’t wear shoes.” The other salesman called his warehouse and said, send me every shoe we…

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